Bitplane Launches Software For Instantaneous Visualisation Of Multi-GB Non-Imaris Files

Published: Mar 13, 2014

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Belfast, 12th March 2014 - Bitplane, an Oxford Instruments Company and the world leader in 2 to 4D image visualisation, analysis and interpretation, today announced the launch of Imaris 7.7. This landmark iteration of Imaris harnesses the power of parallel processing, enabling impressive performance improvements in both visualisation and analysis. Moreover, enhancements to the native IMS file format enable lag-free access to statistics. Imaris 7.7 also includes a redesigned Cells detection wizard and rendering engine further improving the quality and reproducibility of cellular analyses.

IMARIS 7.7 is 40x faster at creating the first interactive visualisation, over 2x faster at detecting and tracking objects, and offers a new, highly optimised Cells detection wizard. These remarkable features, together with Imaris’ renowned ease-of-use, are highly appreciated by both novice and advanced (bio) imaging scientists.

Dr Luciano Lucas, Product Manager and Head of Sales for Bitplane, said; “Imaris 7.7 offers scientists that do longitudinal studies a remarkable productivity tool leaving more time to critically interpret results. Moreover, I7.7 paves the way for a series of Bitplane developments that are highly focused on scientific excellence, leading performance and reproducibility.” To learn more about Imaris 7.7 please visit


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About Bitplane

Bitplane is the world’s leading interactive microscopy image analysis software company and was founded in 1992. Through their constant innovation and a clear focus on 3D and 4D image visualisation and analysis, Bitplane actively shapes the way scientists process multi-dimensional microscopic images. In 2009, Bitplane joined Andor Technology, a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems.

About Oxford Instruments plc

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 2300 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors with a focus on nanotechnology. Its key market sectors include nano-fabrication and nano-materials. The company’s strategy is to expand the business into the life sciences arena, where nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; x-ray, electron, laser and optical based metrology; atomic force microscopy; optical imaging; advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.

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